In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s apparent block of the upcoming State of the Union address, President Trump told reporters that he will be holding an “alternative” event instead.
“So Nancy Pelosi, knowing these facts and knowing this is something that she can’t win, that she just went out and said ‘let’s cancel,’ for the first time in the history of our country, ‘let’s cancel the State of the Union address,’ and it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “Just so you know, she uses on the basis of the shutdown, but when she asked me to make the address, formally in writing … when she asked me to make the address, she did it during the shutdown, well into the shutdown by a couple of weeks.”
“She also knew, because she went to our people and she asked ‘would it be a security problem?'” he continued. “She knew it wasn’t a security problem, she blamed security, but she knew it wasn’t a security problem.”
“I just got back from Iraq,” Trump added. “I was very safe in Iraq and I felt very safe. We had great, great security. If we can handle Iraq, we can handle the middle of Washington.”
“We’ll do something in the alternative, we’ll be talking to you about that at a later date,” Trump told reporters.
President Trump announces that there will be an “alternative” event after Speaker Pelosi blocked his State of the Union address pic.twitter.com/0H57cWgS6J
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 23, 2019